No. 54
4 September 1861
I have the honor of transmitting to Your Grace herewith, Four Proclamations which have lately come into force in the Colony of British Columbia, entitledasManuscript image as follows: 1. The Pilotage Act 1861.
2. The Roman Catholic Land Act 1861.
3. The Pre-emption Purchase Act 1861.
4. The Fireman's Protection Act 1861.
I have also the honor of enclosing the accompanying Report from the Attorney General explaining very clearly the nature and object of those Acts, with which I submit them forHerManuscript image Her Majesty's approval.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
and humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Regr the Proclamations, & submit them to Sir F. Rogers on his return to Town.
ABd 2 Novr
Register the Proclamations, and return to me for Sir F. Rogers.
TFE 2 Novr
Mr Fortescue
Refer No 6 to the Land Board & sanction the rest.
FR 18/11
At once.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Copies of proclamations not in file.
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G.H. Cary, Attorney General to Colonial Secretary, 28 August 1861, reporting favourably on the proclamations as per despatch.